How to Record Desktop screen on Windows and Mac

There are plenty of reasons why you would want to record your Windows or Mac Screen. It could be for tutorial purpose (like we have software tutorials at or you may want to record your game to upload on YouTube. Whatever may be the reason to record the PC screen, I am here to help you with it.

In this guide, I will explain how you can record your PC screen with or without the involvement of a third-party app.

Recording Windows 10 Screen

There are two ways that you could use to record your desktop screen with Windows 10. One is by installing a third-party app, or you could use the built-in/pre-installed feature to record games.

Use the Xbox app to Record PC ScreenXBox Game Bar

In Windows 10, you find a pre-installed recording feature in the Xbox app. To use the X-Box App for screen recording, follow the steps given below:

  1. Open the Xbox app by typing in the Search box on the taskbar.X-Box App
  2. Press Windows key + G from your keyboardGame bar
  3. Click “Yes, this is a game”
  4. Click “Start Recording” or Press Windows key + Alt + R to start recording the PC screen.

Once you’re done recording, follow step 4 to stop it. Your videos will be saved in MP4 format in the Videos folder.

Use a third-party app to record PC screen

The other way to record your PC screen is by installing a third-party app. The most popular app for Recording PC screen with ease is Wondershare Filmora 9.2. With this App, you could not only record your PC screen but can also edit videos and tutorials. There are plenty of features that you could use within this app.Filmora

Recording MacBook ScreenRecord your macbook screen

Recording your MacBook is screen is much easier than doing it on the Windows PC. macOS Mojave offers you to record and take screenshots within the MacBook. All you have to do is press keyboard shortcut Shift+⌘+5, all the controls for capturing video and still images from your desktop will appear. You may like to record just a portion of the screen or the whole screen. It lets you record your screen however you like it.Start Recording

In case, you’re using an older version of macOS, use the QuickTime Player app which is already installed in the MacBook. All you have to do is open the pre-installed app and start recording your MacBook Screen.

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